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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

COVID-19 Safe Plan

School Visits 2022-23

The environment

  • We have conditions of entry related to COVID-19. Please check the ACT’s COVID-19 website for the latest information about what’s happening in Canberra
  • Student numbers are limited to 60 per session:
    • Max 15 per group for year 2 or above.
    • Max 10 per group for those in Preschool, Foundation or Year 1.
    • Each group must have a teacher accompanying them.
  • Groups must be booked in and be guided by our staff. At the moment we can’t host self-guiding groups.
  • We have hand sanitiser available, which groups are encouraged to use at the beginning and end of their tours.
  • We have a frequent cleaning regime of surfaces and spaces, and all resources used within a program are cleaned after each group.
  • Our Access & Learning educators will:
    • meet school groups outside in the Gallery forecourt, where they’ll ask if any teacher, student or other visitor in the group is unwell. If anyone is, they cannot enter the building.
    • maintain their distance from students and remind students to maintain the appropriate distance from them.
    • guide school groups so that they’re kept separate from the general public and any other school groups as much as possible.

The programs

  • Engaging 60-minute, curriculum-linked programs run by our Access & Learning educators.
  • We have free virtual excursions as an alternative to onsite visits.
  • Self-guiding groups will not have access in 2022 and 2023.

Our staff

  • Our Access & Learning educators and Information Desk staff are trained in safe space management and visitor access.

See also our latest conditions of entry related to COVID-19.

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Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia

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Fax +61 2 6102 7001
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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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